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Matsushima Godaido Pagoda
by Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪
|Artist:||Kasamatsu, Shiro (1898-1991) - 笠松紫朗 紫浪|
|Title:||Matsushima Godaido Pagoda|
|Date:||1954 (this artwork: First edition)|
|Publisher:||Unsodo - 芸艸堂|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, 41 x 27cm (sheet size)|
|Condition:||Fine impression and condition. Full margins. No tears, creases, folds, foxing or stains. Slight natural age toning and some spotting in the margins common to Unsodo prints of this vintage.|
|Notes:||A picturesque scene from the base of the famous 5-storey pagoda of Matsushima, by Shiro Kasamatsu. This print is a rare first edition, as indicated by the printing of the date in the lower left margin. This date seal was carved off the woodblock after the first edition. Also in the left margin are Unsodo publisher's seal, Shinmi printer's seal, Nagashima carver's seal, and Unsodo watermark. Kasamatsu Japanese signature and red seal in lower right of image.
The mark in the right margin and the cut-out in the bottom right corner (known as a 'kento cut') are due to the printing process.
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